May 2016 Archive

Local hospital shows off its commitment to rural health care

Last week, the claim was made loud and proud: the North Hastings hospital is one of the best in all of rural Ontario. The claim was made by Kim Bishop, fund development chair, and Tammy Davis, hospital site manager, to representatives of the municipalities it serves. Davis even contended that North Hastings stacks up well when compared to city hospitals.

TD Bank helps community gardens

As a TD bank manager, Ron Brown is obviously fond of the colour green. On Friday, he added a new shade when he presented a cheque for $3,000 to Harvest the North to allow them to expand their community gardens.

New Bancroft Legion exec prepares for year ahead

Bancroft branch 181 of the Royal Canadian Legion has a clear vision of its mission and objectives. First and foremost, the 2016-17 executive members declared, is to help veterans. Concurrent responsibilities are to encourage remembrance and support the community.

Bay Day kicks off summer in Barry’s Bay

They arrived in classic corvettes and Ford Model T’s – and even in a line of vintage tractors and lawn mowers – for Bay Day, the annual Barry’s Bay street-fest that closed down the Opeongo Line last Saturday. Several of the vehicles on display at the annual classic auto show were driven by Bancroft Cruisers and Renfrew Valley enthusiasts, who opened their hoods, talked catalytic conversion, and let kids crawl through the interior. 

LCBO partners with schools to encourage safe driving/boating

Ontario’s Liquor Control Board (LCBO) regularly partners with local elementary schools in campaigns to discourage impaired driving. Every Christmas season, they collaborate to discourage drinking and driving. Last week, leading up to the Victoria Day long weekend – the traditional start of the cottage season – the LCBO and schools again worked together, this time to promote boating safety as well as safe driving.

New businesses opening in Coe Hill

The newest business to settle in Coe Hill has opened with a bang, drawing over 200 visitors and supporters to their grand opening on May 21. After many years of international work as chefs in the hospitality industry, and saving all of their money, a young couple and their son have realized a dream come true to open their “slice of Italy in Coe Hill”.

New CEO for CCNH

The board of directors of Community Care North Hastings (CCNH) would like to formally announce the retirement of executive director Gord MacDonald effective April 30. ...

Honouring VON week in Canada

“The Victorian Order of Nurses has been serving Canadians for 119 years,” said district executive director, Lori Cooper, “and locally we will celebrate our centennial ...

Metis rights: The road ahead

By Sarah Vance IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE culture is measurable, think again. As First Peoples are only too aware, culture is as much a designation as ...

Think Indigenous Day at local high school

Local school boards estimate that one in five students in their schools is aboriginal. Yet it has taken a while to recognize this identity in our schools. However, in 2007 the Ontario Ministry of Education renewed its commitment to native students. Since then, more attention has been paid to improving educational programs and services to First Nation and Metis students, and to increase the awareness of all students of native traditions, teachings, and perspectives.

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